The name derives from an old Native American word meaning “separated island,” and it is indeed a separate place. Chappy, as the place is called, is located off the extreme eastern end of Edgartown and accessed by a three-car ferry that plies a narrow channel. There are about 100 year- round residents and many more seasonal homeowners. The island has an active community center and more than 800 acres of public beach and conservation land that draws saltwater fishermen, kayakers and bird watchers. There is no commercial zoning.

 

 

Chappaquiddick in the News

On Time for Summer, Chappy Ferry Book Carries Stellar Load

An Elegy for Wasque, Eroded and Closed

Sheriff's Meadow Acquires Land on Chappaquiddick

Assessors in Edgartown Flooded with Requests for Property Tax Relief

As Severe Erosion Takes Its Toll, Summer Closure Planned for Wasque Point

Chappy Landowners File Formal Appeal to State Tax Board

Beachgoers to Face Prospect of a Summer Without Wasque

Geology of Vineyard Coastline Written in Cliffs and Boulders, From Lucy Vincent to Katama

Chappaquiddick's Space Fund, Land Bank Buy Island Trail Link

Edgartown Planning Board Faces Dilemma on Size of Mansions

Chappy Land Gets Management Plan

On Time Two Gets Body and Face Lift

Trustees Outline Chappaquiddick Plans